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Nicolay, John G. (John George) 1832-1901

Overview
Works: 240 works in 577 publications in 1 language and 11,924 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Records and correspondence  Biography  Interviews  Sources  Manuscripts  Miscellanea  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: E457, 973.7092
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An oral history of Abraham Lincoln John G. Nicolay's interviews and essays by John G Nicolay( )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 2,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John G. Nicolay, who had known Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, served as chief White House secretary from 1861 to 1865. Trained as a journalist, Nicolay had hoped to write a campaign biography of Lincoln in 1860, a desire that was thwarted when an obscure young writer named William Dean Howells got the job. Years later, however, Nicolay fulfilled his ambition; with John Hay, he spent the years from 1872 to 1890 writing a monumental ten-volume biography of Lincoln." "In preparation for this task, Nicolay interviewed men who had known Lincoln both during his years in Springfield and later when he became the president of the United States. "When it came time to write their massive biography, however," Burlingame notes, "he and Hay made sparing use of the interviews" because they had become "skeptical about human memory." Nicolay and Hay also feared that Robert Todd Lincoln might censor material that reflected "poorly on Lincoln or his wife."" "Nicolay had interviewed such Springfield friends as Lincoln's first two law partners, John Todd Stuart and Stephen T. Logan. At the Iillinois capital in June and July 1875, he talked to a number of others including Orville H. Browning, U.S. senator and Lincoln's close friend and adviser for over thirty-five years, and Ozias M. Hatch, Lincoln's political ally and Springfield neighbor. Four years later, he returned briefly and spoke with John W. Bunn, a young political "insider" from Springfield at the time Lincoln was elected president, and once again with Hatch." "Briefer and more narrowly focused than the Springfield interviews, the Washington interviews deal with the formation of Lincoln's cabinet, his relations with Congress, his behavior during the war, his humor, and his grief." "To supplement these interviews, Burlingame has included Nicolay's unpublished essays on Lincoln during the 1860 campaign and on Lincoln's journey from Springfield to Washington in 1861, essays based on firsthand testimony."--Jacket
Abraham Lincoln, a history by John G Nicolay( Book )

61 editions published between 1882 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outbreak of rebellion by John G Nicolay( Book )

42 editions published between 1881 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short life of Abraham Lincoln : condensed from Nicolay & Hay's Abraham Lincoln : a history by John G Nicolay( Book )

45 editions published between 1902 and 2011 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicolay and John Hay worked closely with Lincoln in the White House. Together they produced a ten volume biography of the 16th President. This condensed one-volume edition, completed by Nicolay, is acclaimed for maintaining the larger work's breadth and clarity. In itself, it is a fair and complete study of Lincoln, his achievement, and his times
Complete works of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

37 editions published between 1894 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln; complete works, comprising his speeches, letters, state papers, and miscellaneous writings by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

17 editions published between 1894 and 1960 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln's secretary goes West : two reports by John G. Nicolay on frontier Indian troubles, 1862 by John G Nicolay( Book )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1973 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hole-in-the-day by John G Nicolay( Book )

13 editions published between 1863 and 2005 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete works : comprising his speeches, letters, state papers, and miscellaneous writings by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

9 editions published between 1894 and 2004 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln; complete works by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

3 editions published between 1894 and 1902 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scrapbook with heavy paper leaves, documents affixed to leaf facings
Abraham Lincoln: a history by John G Nicolay( Book )

6 editions published between 1886 and 1889 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers, 1833-1916 by Abraham Lincoln( )

4 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln : the full and authorized record of his private life and public career by John G Nicolay( Book )

2 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campaigns of the Civil War( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln, a history by John G Nicolay( )

2 editions published in 1886 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln's Gettysburg address by John G Nicolay( Book )

2 editions published between 1894 and 1908 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln, a History -- Volume 02 by John G Nicolay( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln: a History -- Volume 01 by John G Nicolay( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln's literary experiments by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

2 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Nicolay, John George.

Nicolay, John George 1832-1901

Languages
English (310)

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The outbreak of rebellionA short life of Abraham Lincoln : condensed from Nicolay & Hay's Abraham Lincoln : a historyLincoln's secretary : a biography of John G. NicolayThe outbreak of rebellion